Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. engages in developing, owning, operating, and franchising restaurants under the name ‘Famous Dave’s’. As of January 3, 2016, there were 179 Famous Dave’s restaurants operating in 33 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Canada, including 44 company-owned restaurants and 135 franchise-operated restaurants. Famous Dave’s restaurants, a majority of which offer full table service, feature hickory-smoked and off-the-grill entree favorites. As of January 3, 2016, 38 of the company-owned restaurants were full-service and 6 were counter-service. The company offers conversion packages that provide its franchisees with the flexibility to convert existing restaurants, as well as existing retail footprints into a Famous Dave’s restaurant. As of January 3, 2016, the company had 36 ownership groups operating 135 Famous Dave’s franchise restaurants. Strategy The key elements of the company’s strategy are to focus on operational excellence and integrity, and on creating a consistently enjoyable guest experience, both in terms of food and hospitality, across its system; and ability to hire, train, engage and retain employees at all levels of its organization. Seasonality The company’s restaurants generate higher revenue in the second and third quarters of its year as a result of seasonal traffic increases and high catering sales experienced during the summer months, and lower revenue in the first and fourth quarters of its year, due to possible adverse weather which can disrupt guest and team member transportation to its restaurants. Trademarks ‘Famous Dave’s’ and the Famous Dave’s logo are registered trademarks of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. History Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. was founded in 1994. The company was incorporated as a Minnesota corporation in 1994.
famous dave's of america
12701 Whitewater Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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